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At the training ground of a separate guards airborne assault unit “Polivno” near Ulyanovsk, the grand opening of the field training competition “Volga Slopes – 2021” took place, which is held among the units of the Airborne Forces intended for operations in mountainous terrain.

8 teams from all units and formations of the Airborne Forces take part in the competition, which is held from 8 to 13 February 2021 on the basis of the Ulyanovsk Separate Guards Airborne Assault Formation.

In addition to paratroopers from Ulyanovsk, national teams representing Novorossiysk, Ivanovskoe, Pskovskoe, Tula, Ulan-Udenskoe, Kamyshinskoe and other formations and units of the Airborne Forces, as well as a team of cadets from the Ryazan Guards Higher Airborne Command School named after General of the Army V.F. Margelova (RVVDKU). Each team consists of 6 people who have to complete 12 special tasks.

The competition is held in 2 stages. At the first stage, the contestants will overcome the route, the length of which will be 25 km, performing 6 special tasks, where servicemen compete in orienteering on the terrain, marching in winter conditions ascents and descents along the slope, moving on snowshoes in bundles, searching for victims of an avalanche.

At the second stage of the competition, a team of six people is given a card on which tasks are marked. Servicemen will compete in overcoming the route and reconnaissance of targets, throwing hand grenades for accuracy, firing small arms from small arms (5.45-mm AK-74M assault rifle). The paratroopers will also have to pass the standards for the evacuation of the conditionally wounded with the help of homemade stretchers for a distance of more than one kilometer.

The squad that will collect the maximum number of points obtained by performing special tasks on the route in the minimum time wins.

The results of the competition will be summed up on February 13 this year, and the winning team will represent the Airborne Forces at the All-Army stage of the field training competition among the mountain units of the Armed Forces of the Russian Federation, “Sayan March-2021”, held within the framework of the International Army Games.

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